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The Washington Quarterly Fall 2017 Issue

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A New Face on the Dean's Team: Ambassador Gnehm Appointed Vice Dean

Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, the Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs at the Elliott School, is assuming a leadership position as Elliott School Vice Dean, a role formerly held by Professor Edward McCord. Dr. McCord will serve as senior advisor to Dean Brigety.

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Is there a payoff from U.S. intervention to protect U.S. assets? We found few trade benefits.

Many people believe that the United States intervenes militarily in foreign countries to promote the economic interests of private U.S. corporations. Studies allege that the United States helped overthrow governments in Guatemala (1954) and Chile (1973) to protect the interests of U.S. firms, for instance.

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Why Wages Aren’t Growing in America

The majority of Americans share in economic growth through the wages they receive for their labor, rather than through investment income. Unfortunately, many of these workers have fared poorly in recent decades.

Spotlight on Students and Alumni

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Elliott Students Tell Their Stories

As Elliott counts down to this year’s global day of thanks on November 28, our students want you to know about their passion for making a difference in the world – and how philanthropy helps them realize their dreams. In the words of one student, “my fellowship is helping me gain the knowledge and skills I need.” Check out Elliott’s Facebook and Twitter pages to get to know our amazing students and learn how they plan to use their Elliott degrees to empower communities, promote peace, and protect the environment across the map.

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Elliott Welcomes Back Alumni, Greets Parents

From lobby to rooftop, the Elliott School resonated with conversation as more than 450 alumni, parents, and students celebrated GW Colonials Weekend 2017, held October 19 through 22.

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How I Got the Job: Transforming Passion for Policy into Agricultural Innovation

Via Land O’Lakes internship, Elliott senior Alexander Fried turned an interest in politics toward advocacy for domestic and international farmers.

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The year in review at the Elliott School of International Affairs.